Butler University seeks full-time medical anthropology lecturer with Africa expertise

Butler University invites applications for a full-time instructor in medical anthropology that will also contribute substantially to the university’s core curriculum. The position is non-tenure track with an initial two-year contract beginning August 2018, and with the possibility of continuing appointment.

Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Preference will be given to candidates who complement existing faculty expertise in the Department of History & Anthropology and who can contribute to some of Butler’s interdisciplinary programs (Science, Technology and Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, International Studies, and Peace Studies). Areas of specialization within medical anthropology are open. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in Africa, although candidates working in other geographic areas will be considered.


The teaching load is 4/4.  Most teaching will be in Butler’s First Year Seminar (FYS) and Global and Historical Studies (GHS) programs; within these programs instructors have latitude to choose courses and topics that utilize their expertise

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Successful candidates will enjoy teaching across disciplines and topics
  • Must be committed to the teaching of writing
  • Applicants should have PhD in hand or anticipate defending by the beginning of their appointment

To Apply:

Please send the following electronically to Elise Edwards, search chair, at  medanthrosearch@butler.edu

  •  A letter of application
  • Current curriculum vita, (unofficial) transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of teaching excellence

Review of applications will begin Feb 26, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.